Given the current status of this Coronavirus situation, I’m sure many of you are either overworked, at home with kids (and therefore extremely overworked!), or experiencing a little bit of stress right now.
So, my goal with this post is to provide some of my current favorite things that should help to combat stress and anxiety.
For those homebound but still wanting and needing to burn off some steam, here are a few of my go-to at home workouts. They are free and need no equipment. Those with some older kids may also manage to rope them into joining you, after a few eyerolls I’m sure😊
Energy Boosting Cardio workout
- If you want to get your heart pumping and yourself energized try this workout!
Meditation for Anxiety
- If you need some guided meditation I fully recommend Adriene from Yoga with Adriene.
Eating-For Health and Comfort
It’s as important as ever to keep yourself healthy right now but I also realize many people are craving some good, old-fashioned comfort foods. Here are a few recipes that check both those boxes.
Hearty Chicken Soup
Classic Light Bolognese Lasagna
Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas
: This is one of the few meatless recipes my husband enjoys. I also have a Mexican Quinoa
dish that is great for using up cans in your pantry. Both recipes are hearty, delicious and full of nutrients.
My 4 year old loves my phone and his tablet and while I’d love to keep him off it, sometimes I just give it to him so I can do something else around the house. Luckily, there are some great sites and apps that are somewhat educational for the kids.
PBS Kids- shows and activities I feel comfortable with my children watching/using without me right next to them.
YouTube- we use these drawing tutorials
to help them create their own “masterpiece”. If you are an artistic parent you could give your own lesson but for those like myself, these
are really helpful.
Scavenger hunt- I made up some things to look for when we were talking to school last fall so I’ll have to adjust for spring, but here are some ideas of what to look for:
- Stop sign
- Blue truck
- Fire hydrant
- Covered boat on a trailer (we get Very specific on our scavenger hunts)
- Yellow house
You get the idea- whatever you can list to keep them walking and looking.